December 10, 2016: Daily Quotation Collection

God’s Will.

God’s will is the very perfection of all reason.

Edward Payson.


Unseen Guards.

How sweet when nature claims repose, And darkness floats in silence nigh, To welcome in, at daylight’s close, Those radiant troops that gem the sky!

To feel that unseen hands we clasp, While feet unheard are gathered round To know that we in faith may grasp Celestial guards from heavenly ground.

Anon.


Magnifying Cherries.

There is a good deal of helpful philosophy in the course of the good natured man who had a pile of small cherries on his plate, and who made them taste better by looking at them through a magnifying glass and saying to himself, “Those are the biggest and handsomest cherries I ever saw.” 

Anon.


Opportunity.

Opportunity is the measure of a nation’s responsibility.

Charles Dudley Warner.


Little Tyrant.

Let every sound be dead; Baby sleeps. The Emperor softly tread! Baby sleeps. Let Mozart’s music stop! Let Phidias’ chisel drop! Baby sleeps. Demosthenes be dumb! Our tyrant’s hour has come! Baby sleeps.

Anon.


CHOICE QUOTATIONS IN  POETRY AND PROSE

(From the Master Minds of all Ages)

ARRANGED FOR DAILY USE BY THOMAS W. HANFORD (“ELMO”) copyright c. 1895

“Ten minutes each morning spent in the perusal of the page for the day will supply the mind with material for wise musings through all the day.”

“Great thoughts are valuable not only for the truth they contain, but for the truth they suggest. The thought that provokes thought is much more valuable than the thought that is only the echo of an accepted truth.”

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